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Michael Steele who recently claimed to be the victim sure seems to be taking advantage of some racial issues in the Maryland race.

Was Lt Governor Steele really pelted with oreos? It doesn't seem to be the actual truth. When he was at the Morgan State debate in 02 there weren't Oreos being thrown at him as things originally seemed to be told. However, Steele now says he wasn't hit with oreos and he never claimed he was. Wow, Steele even flip-flops on if he was pelted with Oreos or not and these aren't even serious issues. I don't think Steele is painitng a very good picture of himself to the Maryland voters.

Now the Maryland state party has charged Steele with "deliberately allowing the racially tinged incident to seem more aggressive and violent when speaking on right-leaning television and radio stations than when talking to other media outlets."

His campaign knowingly allowed this story to explode knowing it was not true...it may not be a complete lie but it is definitely not a sign of a good leader.

Article Below:

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Baltimore Sun Democrats gnaw at Oreos incident
By David Nitkin

Maryland Democrats are accusing Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele of altering his description of a racially tinged incident at a 2002 gubernatorial debate, depending on his audience's political orientation.

On the Wednesday night edition of the Fox television show Hannity & Colmes, Steele gave his latest comments on the 2002 Morgan State University debate between then-Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and then-Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, where he and others say Oreo cookies were used by audience members as an insult.

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The state Democratic Party yesterday charged Steele with deliberately allowing the racially tinged incident to seem more aggressive and violent when speaking on right-leaning television and radio stations than when talking to other media outlets.

On WTOP radio in Washington earlier this week, for example, Steele gave a more passive account of the incident.

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Maryland Democratic Party spokesman Derek Walker said Steele and his supporters hope to gain traction by portraying the lieutenant governor as a victim in the incident - the accounts of which have varied.

The Washington Times has reported several times in recent weeks that Steele was "pelted" with the cookies during the debate. Paul E. Schurick, the governor's communication officer who worked on the Ehrlich campaign at the time, told The Sun that Oreos "were thick in the air like locusts."

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